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  • DHS Privacy Office Quarterly Report to Congress(1476 KB - 12/27/2012)
    DHS Privacy Office 12/18/12 fourth quarter fiscal year 2012 (FY2012) report to Congress covering activities from June 1, 2012-August 31, 2012 including information and data on privacy training and awareness activities conducted by the Department during that time.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122744.
  • PIA Report on FOIA & Privacy Act Information Processing System(607 KB - 12/20/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 12/17/12 on Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Information Processing System (FIPS0. FIPS uses personally identifiable information and this document addresses major changes to the application.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122055.
  • USCIS Final Report on Asylum Office Customer Satisfaction Survey(704 KB - 12/20/2012)
    USCIS July 2012 report from Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate (RAIO) entitled “Asylum Office Customer Satisfaction Survey” where 1,000 customers from 8 asylum offices completed a satisfaction survey about their asylum interviews during past fiscal year.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122046.
  • DHS OIG Report on SAVE Program & Immigration Status of People Ordered Deported(1338 KB - 12/7/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) December 2012 report called “Improvements Needed for SAVE To Accurately Determine Immigration Status of Individuals Ordered Deported” which found a 12% error rate in SAVE’s immigration status verification from October 2008 to April 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121861.
  • PIA Report on Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT)(1041 KB - 12/12/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 12/7/12 on the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) provides information as to how the system uses personally identifiable information (PII) and details the system’s sharing partners and functions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121272.
  • PIA Report on 3-Year Review of Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP)(1560 KB - 12/12/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 12/5/12 on Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP) which is a customer service web-based initiative to provide a one-stop mechanism for individuals to request redress who believe they have been denied or delayed entry into U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121271.
  • DHS Report on Privacy Recommendations in Department's Use of Biometrics(578 KB - 12/7/2012)
    DHS Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) report on recommendations for DHS when determining whether collection & use of a biometric is warranted & recommends specific privacy protections for DHS to consider when using biometrics for identification purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120765.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Report on ICE Alien Medical Records Systems(696 KB - 12/3/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 11/27/12 describing information in ICE alien medical record systems, why information was collected & safeguards ICE implemented to mitigate privacy & security risks to personally identifiable information stored in the systems.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120349.
  • DHS OIG Report on Visa Waiver Program(1373 KB - 11/28/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) November 2012 report with recommendations including that the Visa Waiver Program Office (VWPO) needs to better communicate with appropriate officials the standards & criteria needed to meet & assess compliance with Visa Waiver Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112841.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Report on FALCON Tipline(648 KB - 11/7/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 11/2/12 on FALCON Tipline,, which supports the maintenance of tips received by HSI Tipline Unit about suspicious activity or suspected illegal activity & the referral of this information to HSI field offices for investigation.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110743.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Report on FALCON Search System(746 KB - 11/7/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 11/2/12 on FALCON Search & Analysis System which enables ICE personnel to search, analyze & visualize volumes of existing information to help enforce & investigate violations of U.S. criminal & administrative laws.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110741.
  • CBP Releases 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan(9729 KB - 10/24/2012)
    CBP report on 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan entitled “The Mission: Protect America” which outlines work with Federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners to secure the border using information, integration and rapid response in a risk-based manner.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102446.
  • DHS OIG Follow-up Report on 287(g) Agreements(954 KB - 10/22/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) September 2012 report providing updated information on the status of ICE efforts to address recommendations of OIG’s prior 2010 and 2011 reports on the performance of 287(g) agreements.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102261.
  • DHS OIG Report on SAVE Program Issues(1201 KB - 10/5/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) September 2012 report called “U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program Issues” suggesting implementation of a process to compile & track SAVE benefit applicant requests & referrals.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100543.
  • DHS OIG FY2013 Annual Performance Plan(1424 KB - 10/1/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) FY2013 Annual Performance Plan outlining the projects that the department intends to undertake during FY2013 to evaluate DHS' programs and operations.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100143.
  • DHS/DOS Report on Improvements to Visa Processing & Foreign Visitor Processing(1883 KB - 9/19/2012)
    DHS & DOS joint report on Executive Order 13597 which initiated a focused, goal-driven coordinated policy to ensure building capacity, leveraging existing resources, and improving the visa application and entry processes without compromising security.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091946.
  • DHS Report on Immigration Enforcement Actions for 2011(840 KB - 9/7/2012)
    September 2012 DHS Office of Immigration Statistics report estimating that CBP found 212,000 foreign nationals inadmissible for entry into the United States, DHS made 642,000 apprehensions of foreign nationals and ICE removed an all-time high 188,000 criminals from the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090742.
  • DHS OIG Report on Challenges Facing US-VISIT Program(1613 KB - 8/27/2012)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) August 2012 report called “US-VISIT Faces Challenges in Identifying and Reporting Multiple Biographic Identities” on the DHS facing challenges in systematically identifying potential use of fraudulent biographic data.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082754.
  • USCIS Releases Spanish-Language Handbook for Employers (7/30/2012)
    USCIS Spanish Handbook for Employers (M-274) which includes instructions on how to complete, and retain Form I-9, provides lists of acceptable employment authorization and identity documents, and gives specific guidance for recruiters.
    AILA Doc. No. 12073064.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment for CBP's Portal to ENFORCE/IDENT(3750 KB - 7/27/2012)
    DHS privacy impact assessment report on E3, the CBP portal to ICE’s Immigration and Enforcement Operational Records System (ENFORCE) and US-VISIT’s Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), to collect and transmit data related to law enforcement activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072761.
  • DHS Report on Legal Permanent Resident Population(725 KB - 7/10/2012)
    July 2012 DHS Office of Immigration Statistics report estimating over 13.1 million LPRs living in the U.S. as of January 2011, with the majority obtaining LPR status after 2000, and of the total 13.1 million LPRs, an estimated 8.5 million were eligible to naturalize.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071054.
  • DHS Annual Report on Nonimmigrant Admissions for FY2011(862 KB - 7/9/2012)
    The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics issued its July 2012 Annual Flow Report on nonimmigrant admissions for FY2011. In 2011, there were 159 million nonimmigrant admissions to the United States, according to DHS workload estimates.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070953.
  • CIS Ombudsman 2012 Annual Report(9640 KB - 6/27/2012)
    A 6/25/12 annual report from Citizenship & Immigration Services Acting Ombudsman Debra Rogers calling for agency action on issues including USCIS Service Requests, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), Deferred Action processing & other major topics.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062743.
  • DHS Inspector General Report on Unmanned Drones & Border Security(2366 KB - 6/11/2012)
    May 2012 OIG report from DHS on whether CBP has established an adequate operation plan to define, prioritize, and execute its unmanned aircraft mission on our nation’s border security.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061140.
  • DHS PIA Report on Analytical Framework for Intelligence(740 KB - 6/7/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report from 6/1/12 on the ability of DHS to identify, apprehend & prosecute individuals who pose a potential law enforcement or security risk & aids in the enforcement of customs and immigration laws & other laws enforced by DHS at the border.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060740.
  • DHS Report on Northern Border Strategy(1478 KB - 6/5/2012)
    DHS Northern Border Strategy (NBS) June 2012 report which is the first unified strategy to guide the Department’s policies/operations along the U.S.-Canada border and safeguard and facilitate the secure flow of lawful trade and travel.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060545.
  • DHS Report on Free and Secure Trade Program(1350 KB - 6/4/2012)
    DHS report from Office of the Inspector General on the Free and Secure Trade Program under which participants who meet certain eligibility criteria are considered low risk and receive expedited border processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060461.
  • USCIS Customer Satisfaction Survey Report on E-Verify(1768 KB - 5/30/2012)
    USCIS September 2011 customer satisfaction survey of companies currently enrolled in E-Verify. In addition to rating overall satisfaction, users evaluated different aspects of program, such as registration, tutorial, ease of use, technical assistance & customer service.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053050.
  • DHS PIA Report on ELIS Automated Background Functions(699 KB - 5/22/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report from 5/16/12 addressing USCIS ELIS’ automated background functions ensure that serious cases receive additional scrutiny by detecting duplicate & related accounts & identifying potential national security concerns, criminality & fraud.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052242.
  • DHS PIA Report on ELIS Case Management(647 KB - 5/22/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report from 5/16/12 addressing the USCIS ELIS account & case management process by describing how ELIS uses information provided on initial and subsequent benefit requests and subsequent collections to create or update ELIS accounts.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052241.
  • DHS PIA Report on ELIS Draft Benefit Requests(695 KB - 5/22/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report from 5/16/12 on new electronic environment known as USCIS Electronic Immigration System addressing Temporary Account & Draft Benefit Requests process by describing how applicants can create a temporary account & more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052240.
  • ICE Responds to Secure Communities Task Force Recommendations(1438 KB - 5/4/2012)
    ICE’s 4/27/12 response to a September 2011 Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on Secure Communities report, which recommended ways for ICE to improve the Secure Communities program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050471.
  • DHS PIA Report on Secure Flight Program(628 KB - 4/17/2012)
    April 2012 DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report announcing updates for TSA’s Secure Flight program which screens aviation passengers and certain non-travelers before they access airport sterile areas or board aircraft. AILA Doc. No. 12041744.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041744.
  • DHS OIG Report on the Effectiveness of Secure Communities(1762 KB - 4/9/2012)
    DHS OIG report assessing whether Secure Communities was effective in identifying noncitizens with criminal convictions, and whether ICE appropriately prioritized cases for removal action. AILA Doc. No. 12040947.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040947.
  • DHS OIG Report on Communication Regarding Participation in Secure Communities(3797 KB - 4/6/2012)
    March 2012 DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) report addressing how the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) communicated the intent and requirements for participation in Secure Communities to states and local jurisdictions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040641.
  • CBP Performance and Accountability Report for FY2011(7236 KB - 4/5/2012)
    CBP report discussing the agency’s strategic goals and objectives and provides a comparison of agency performance targets to actual performance results for FY2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040554.
  • ICE Report on Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens During FY2011(924 KB - 4/4/2012)
    ICE semi-annual report on detailed evaluation of the process and required changes to begin tracking the deportation of people with U.S.-born children for the first half of FY2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040450.
  • USCIS FY2011 Highlights Report(844 KB - 3/13/2012)
    USCIS report highlighting key successes from FY2011 including strengthening our immigrations system’s national security safeguards, combatting fraud, the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPIL) initiative and many other departmental accomplishments.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031348.
  • DHS OIG Releases Report on Information Sharing on Foreign Nationals at U.S. Borders.(4952 KB - 3/13/2012)
    A redacted DHS OIG report published 2/13/12, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of DHS’s information sharing on foreign nationals at U.S. borders, including eight recommendations meant to help use DHS resources better and facilitate increased data sharing.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031368.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s 2012 Comprehensive Recommendation Review for USCIS(66 KB - 2/29/2012)
    Official CIS Ombudsman report assessing the progress of over fifty-one recommendations to USCIS as of February 2012, which enables the Ombudsman’s Office to continue working with USCIS to effectuate positive change that will make our immigration system better for everyone.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022964.
  • DHS PIA Report on FALCON Search System(512 KB - 2/3/2012)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report announcing a consolidated information management system called FALCON Search & Analysis System which enables ICE law enforcement and homeland security personnel to search, analyze and visualize volumes of existing information.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020361.
  • OIG Releases Report on USCIS Procedures and Fraud Detection(910 KB - 1/9/2012)
    DHS OIG January 2012 report addressing the strengths and weaknesses of USCIS efforts to detect fraud in immigration benefit adjudications, including 11 recommendations to address fraud detection.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010960.
  • OIG Report on USCIS’s Progress on Transformation(1129 KB - 1/3/2012)
    DHS OIG November 2011 follow-up audit report addressing the strengths and weaknesses of USCIS’s progress on Transformation, including the finding that Transformation has been delayed due to changes in deployment strategy and insufficiently defined system requirements.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010365.
 
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